Charles Francis Hall


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Noun1.Charles Francis Hall - United States explorer who led three expeditions to the Arctic (1821-1871)
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There are entire books about John Rae and Charles Francis Hall.
In this spirit, Heather Davis-Fisch examines the fascinating "pantomimic" encounter between Charles Francis Hall, in search of evidence of the Franklin expedition in 1869, and Inuits who verbally passed on accounts of their encounters with survivors.
One of many unsuccessful polar expeditions, the 1871 attempt is distinctive more because of the mystery surrounding the death of its leader, Charles Francis Hall, than for any accomplishments.
With regard to the five men who disappeared from Martin Frobisher's 1576 expedition, for example, he reminds us that the later reports of Charles Francis Hall, taken from the Inuit, suggest that those sailors were not murdered after all, as is frequently alleged, but lived peaceably for a winter and then tried to sail away home.